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Public Safety and Facilities Announcements

Faculty/Staff Parking Permits

submitted by parking@augsburg.edu

For faculty or staff who have not yet purchased a parking permit for the year:

At the moment, Public Safety has no supply of hanging Faculty/Staff parking tags. This does not mean we are out of available parking spaces, but it does mean we cannot process parking permit transactions until we receive a resupply of the tags because each transaction is associated with the unique code on each tag.

As a result, if you go to the Parking Services site (in the left menu on Inside Augsburg after you log in), it will report that all lots are sold out. It is not easy to reprogram that page, so please disregard that status for now and continue to park in the faculty/staff lots as needed. DPS has affirmed we will not ticket vehicles in the faculty/staff lots until we have a sufficient supply of permit tags and faculty and staff members have time to purchase their new permits. A new batch of 100 Faculty/Staff year permits will be shipped to Augsburg on September 9. Typically, it takes no more than a week for that shipment to arrive.

As soon as additional parking tags are available, we will load them into the Parking Services site and send a communication so staff and faculty can finalize their permit purchase. In the meantime, staff and faculty may email parking@augsburg.edu for a temporary, paper permit to use until the additional permit tags are available.

Teaching and Learning

Grant Funding Available for Faculty Video Captioning

submitted by krajewsk@augsburg.edu

Augsburg received a Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Fund grant in 2020 and has set aside a portion of those funds to provide funding for the captioning of faculty course videos by CaptionSync. This is a temporary funding source and will be available until all funds are used. The grant ends in June of 2023.

You may caption videos you have recorded or YouTube videos you are using in your course that lack captions. The videos can be in English, Spanish, mixed Spanish/English, French or German. The grant application includes instructions on how the CaptionSync process works. The application is on the CTL grant application page https://sites.augsburg.edu/ctl/grants/grant-applications/#video

Video Captioning Funding

September 13 – Growing in a Contested Society: Reflections From Northern Ireland

submitted by stoddard@augsburg.edu

Augsburg CGEE is excited about the launch of our newest global semester program in Northern Ireland! Join CGEE and Program Director, Nigel Glenny, on Tuesday, September 13th at 3:40 p.m. in Hagfors 150.

Nigel will present an overview of the new semester program as well as the current political issues of the region. Stay afterwards for a meet and greet. Light refreshments will be served. All are welcome to attend!

RSVP today!

GEER Grant Technology Still Available for Checkout at the Library for Students and Faculty

submitted by krajewsk@augsburg.edu

In the fall of 2020 Augsburg received a grant from the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief Fund (GEER) to provide technology resources to students and faculty in need with a particular focus on “students and faculty who are indigenous or people of color; low-income; or disabled. A broader target population is all students and faculty at Augsburg University.”

All students and faculty can check out these items from the library.

The following items are available for check out at the library:

== For Students ==
– COWIN E7 Wireless Bluetooth Headphones (especially good for students with sensory needs or Zooming in a noisy environment)
– WACOM One Pen Tablets (used in math and sciences for equations and diagrams or Art for digital sketching)

== For Faculty ==
– INSWAN INS-1 document cameras, https://www.inswan.com/ins-1
– SnowBall iCE microphones, https://www.bluemic.com/en-us/products/snowball-ice/
– Wacom One, Medium, digital writing surfaces, https://www.wacom.com/en-hk/products/pen-tablets/one-by-wacom

General Announcements

Student Employees: Timesheets Due Friday by 4pm

submitted by cswanson@augsburg.edu

The first pay period of fall (which is unrelated to the academic schedule) closes this week, so all timesheets are due Friday at 4pm. (Students who work on Saturday such as dispatchers can send in their timesheets as soon as they’re finished working.)
Student employees and supervisors, please check your email for messages regarding important updates. If you have questions or need assistance, contact studentemployment@augsburg.edu

Student Employment Page: HR website

Study Abroad and ISSS Have Moved to Science Hall 110 and 112

submitted by stoddard@augsburg.edu

The Study Abroad & Away and ISSS offices have moved!

We are now located in Science Hall 110 and 112, just around the corner from Student Financial Services. Come stop by to see our new space and learn more about off-campus opportunities as well as services for international students!

Questions? Contact us at abroad@augsburg.edu or isss@augsburg.edu

Back to School, Keep Your Cool With TutorMe

submitted by trancc@augsburg.edu

Students – don’t forget about TutorMe! It is available to Augsburg students 24/7 and offers tutoring in over 300 subjects from qualified tutors. Students are able to use 3 hours a week; 3 one hour sessions or 6 thirty-minute sessions. You can access TutorMe through any of your Moodle classes. At the top left of your screen there is an orange tab to see the side panel of resources. As you scroll down, you will see the “Augsburg Tools” section and underneath is the link to TutorMe. For more information on other tutoring and academic skills options, please click “Tutoring & Academic Skills Information”.

Academic Skills & Tutoring Information

Students: Be Aware of Predatory “Work-From-Home” Student Job Advertising

submitted by cswanson@augsburg.edu

You may see sidewalk chalk markings around campus promising virtual work opportunities. Please be aware of possible scams if you’re searching for jobs.

Do not respond to suspicious and/or “too good to be true” unsolicited job emails, phone calls, texts, or in this case–chalk advertising.

This advertising is not authorized or affiliated with Augsburg Student Employment in any way. If you’re looking for an on-campus job, you’ll find those legitimate opportunities on Handshake. If you ever have questions, please connect with studentemployment@augsburg.edu for help.

Student Employment Website

Interested in Being a STEM Mentor?

submitted by hussei19@augsburg.edu

If so, STEM Peer Mentoring wants you!

STEM Peer Mentoring is a student-led mentoring program that focuses on providing support to First-years and Sophomores as they navigate their academic and professional careers in STEM.

Mentors in STEM Peer Mentoring can play a pivotal role in establishing the success of beginning STEM students. If you’re a rising Junior or Senior in a STEM major, enjoy being a leader and/or have lots of advice & resources to share — this is for you!! (Transfer students are also welcome!)

Augsburg’s STEM majors include:
-Biology
-Bio-psychology
-Chemistry
-Computer Science
-Environmental Studies
-Mathematics
-Physics
-Biochemistry

Students are matched according to their major and information they provide on the STEM Peer Mentoring Application (see link below!).

Generally, students are asked to commit about 3-4 hours/month of involvement as they meet one-on-one with their mentee and attend occasional group meetings.
Please apply! Complete the application below to express your interest to participate starting Fall 2022. We will be reaching out to everyone interested with more information. Any questions can be sent to stempeer@augsburg.edu.

2022-2023 Stem Peer Mentoring Application for Mentors and Mentees

Love to Sing? Vocal Ensemble Opportunities for Students, Faculty, and Staff

submitted by farrisr@augsburg.edu

Augsburg University Music announces two unique vocal ensemble opportunities open to the Augsburg community.

For students, faculty, and staff:

The Augsburg/Twin Cities Global Harmony Project is open to students, staff, faculty, and community members. Available to students for course credit, this choir assumes no music-reading ability. The core of the curriculum is shared with our community cohort, open to anyone in the greater Metro area within driving distance of a weekly, joint rehearsal. This choir receives direct instruction from culture-bearers sharing their vocal harmony traditions from many continents. Our artist-instructors, teaching via the oral method, have taught us in regional styles from Appalachia, Bosnia, Corsica, Cuba, the Republic of Georgia, Iran, Madagascar, Nigeria, Quebec, Siberia, South Africa, Sweden, Ukraine, and the traditional Black gospel churches of the United States.

For students:

For singers with a firm base in music-literacy skills, the Augsburg/Mirandola Chamber Collective course brings students into weekly side-by-side study, rehearsal, and performance collaboration with the professional chamber artists of The Mirandola Ensemble. Students enrolled in this ensemble will also perform the international repertoire at the core of the Augsburg/Twin Cities Global Harmony Project.

Placement hearings will be held August 31–September 2. For details, visit the Music Department website or send questions to Dr. Kristina Boerger: boerger@augsburg.edu

Music at Augsburg

Event Announcements

Study Abroad and Away Fair – September 14

submitted by stoddard@augsburg.edu

Study abroad and away is your chance to live and study in another place while EARNING CREDIT!

Come learn about off-campus study programs available to you, around the world and in the USA. Programs range from a few weeks, to a semester, to a year, and there are opportunities that can work for every Auggie.

STUDY ABROAD & AWAY FAIR

Wednesday, September 14

10am – 2pm

In the QUAD (rain location: Christensen Center)

Pick up brochures, ask questions, and get inspired

Attend the Fair to ENTER THE PRIZE DRAWING for great gift cards!

Learn more about Study Abroad and Away

Join Multicultural Life for Our Annual Welcome Social on Wednesday, September 7

submitted by gomezos@augsburg.edu

Hello Auggies!

Join Multicultural Life in our annual Welcome Social! We will be outside in Murphy Square on Wed, September 7th at 3PM-5PM. Come meet and greet MLife staff over free food. If you are not able to stay, grab food on the go to class!

Make sure to RSVP through Auggie Life with the link below.

Where: Murphy Square
When: Wed, September 7th
Time: 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

For any questions or concerns, contact mlife@augsburg.edu

If you need any disability-related accommodations to fully participate in this event, please contact university events at events@augsburg.edu or 612-330-1104. Please allow for sufficient time to arrange the accommodation.

RSVP on Auggie Life

Keeping Track of Auggies

Staff and Faculty Share Your Experiences From Studying Abroad

submitted by stoddard@augsburg.edu

Are you a Staff/Faculty member who has studied abroad or away in the past? We want to hear from you!

The Study Abroad and Study Away office is looking to feature Staff and Faculty study abroad stories on our Instagram page with Throwback Thursday posts. These posts are to encourage Augsburg students to study abroad and away!

Check us out on Instagram: global_auggies

Questions? Email abroad@augsburg.edu

Fill out the Google Form here!

Classifieds

Share Your Skills Doing Meaningful Work: Become a Debate Coach With the MNUDL

submitted by froehlic@augsburg.edu

The Minnesota Urban Debate League (MNUDL) is a program of Augsburg University. We provide academic competitive debate programming to middle and high school students.

Looking for a way to build leadership skills, mentor aspiring debaters, and earn extra money in a meaningful way? Become a debate coach with the MNUDL! We are currently seeking community coaches for 2022 Fall Semester (Sept.-December) debate programming.

Community coaches are experienced debaters who want to share their expertise with students and collaborate with teacher coaches at our area schools. Applicants who competed in Policy/Cross-Examination, Classic, Parliamentary, Lincoln Douglas, or Public Forum debate as high schoolers/college students would be highly preferred. Although we primarily practice policy debate, folks with other forms of debate experience are welcome to apply.

Applicants must be able to travel within the Twin Cities Metro for weekday practices and weekend tournaments. The MNUDL is an equal opportunity employer and we encourage candidates of all backgrounds and experiences to apply, including BIPOC candidates, LGBTQIA+ applicants, and people with disabilities. We believe debate is for everyone, and that includes our coaches! Applicants must be able to pass a background check.

Payment is $2,250 for the fall semester, plus an additional $1,500 based on incentives and duties! Please contact our Program Director, Jake Swede at swedej@augsburg.edu for application details.

Learn More About the MNUDL